Hi there! I’m a published (can I still say published if my publisher went out of business and my books are no longer in print?) author / computer-programmer who thought it would be fun to convert my first novel into a CYOA.
It’s my goal to post each chapter as it’s completed (11 chapters total, 6-7k words each - the book was ~70k), both for technical and creative feedback. Here’s the backmatter from the original MS:
Richard is a modern day vampire who likes to eat in. That’s why he always keeps a fresh victim trapped in his lair. All of his captives eventually die; Lenore hopes to be the first to escape.
Life at Richard’s might be draining, but it is never dull. Not with Richard’s vampire buddy, Paul, constantly popping in and out of the apartment. Paul has taken quite an interest in Lenore; he loves toying with Richard’s victims before they die. But is Paul getting too attached to his plaything? His human servant, Charles, certainly thinks so. Charles is next in line to be turned, and wants to eliminate the competition.
If Charles’s schemes don’t kill Lenore, then Richard’s hunger surely will. Lenore has a plan to get them both off her back for good, but innocent people will need to die in her place. She now has something terrible in common with her captor: she must kill in order to survive. How far will Lenore go to win her freedom?
PLEASE NOTE: The game features a main character with an addiction to Xanax, and is more of a dark comedy than true horror. It also isn’t a romance, although you do have the option of manipulating/befriending your vampire captors (which isn’t a conflict for them, they eat their human “friends” all the time).
To play the demo starting from chapter 1, go here: https://dashingdon.com/go/2282
There will be nine endings total.
For the sake of convenience, I’ve uploaded demos where you can start at each chapter.
UPDATE 02.07.18 - Chapter 2 complete. https://dashingdon.com/go/2343 <-- start at chapter 2
UPDATE 02.11.18 - Debugging, adding a save system, and generally tweaking a few things as a prepare to upload Chapter 3. Please don’t play the game on DashingDon until the next release.
UPDATE 02.12.18 - Chapter 3 complete
https://dashingdon.com/go/2344 <-- start at chapter 3
UPDATE 02.17.18 - Chapter 4 complete
https://dashingdon.com/go/2345 <-- start at chapter 4
UPDATE 03.11.18 - Chapter 5 Part 1 complete
https://dashingdon.com/go/2430 <-- start at chapter 5